The Little Epicurean

Oct 30 2014

Gin and Ginger Cocktail

Gin and Ginger Cocktail

This recipe came about yesterday as I was prepping to watch Game 7 of the World Series.  Game sevens make me really nervous.  Be it baseball, hockey, or basketball, when everything is hanging on one game, I can’t help but feel stressed out.  That’s where my gin and tonic was supposed help.  I should have saw it as a sign when I couldn’t find any tonic water in the pantry.

Ginger beer is one fizzy beverage I never run out of.  Whenever I see a new or different ginger beer product in stores, you know I’m buying it.  Ginger beer tastes great with vodka (Moscow Mule), perfect with rum (Dark and Stormy), and fantastic with bourbon (Kentucky Mule).  It’s only natural that I should try it with gin.

Gin and Ginger Cocktail

I had no idea that gin and ginger would make such an amazing couple.  This resulting cocktail is fresh, bright and refreshing.  It’s like a gin and tonic with a little extra kick.

This gin and ginger was the just the drink I needed to soothe the heartache of the game.  Mind you, it was a great game until the Giants won it all.  Oh well.  No biggie.  Nothing a little Taylor Swift can’t fix.  After the game ended I played T.Swift’s new album for the umpteenth time this week and danced it out…with a gin and ginger cocktail in hand, of course.

Gin and Ginger Cocktail

Oct 29 2014

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

Chicken teriyaki was a staple dish during my childhood.  It was something my mom knew no one would complain about.  She would make different versions of the sauce to throw us off from time to time and to make sure we never got bored of her cooking.  Maybe one week she’d add minced ginger.  Another

Oct 28 2014

German Apple Cake

German Apple Cake

I’m left-handed and I am a terrible apple peeler.  I’m also very slow at peeling potatoes and carrots.  Here’s the problem: I write with my left hand but I use a knife with my right hand.  I throw right-handed, use scissors on my left, I pipe frosting left-handed, but I frost cakes right-handed.  I’m complicated.

Oct 24 2014

Chicken Sausage and Spinach Calzones

Spicy Chicken Sausage and Spinach Calzone

I think after a certain age, you have to give up Hot Pockets and move on to calzones.  It’s one thing to be in your early 20s, stumbling into your kitchen after a night of drinking and cooking whatever you happen to find in the freezer.  But once you’re an adult, you don’t want to

Oct 23 2014

Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria

For the longest time, my mom and I have talked about driving along the East Coast to experience New England’s fall foliage.  We both long to see the changing palettes of nature.  I want to see all those leaves turn from lively green to beautiful gold.  I want to see the reds, yellows, and deep

Something Sweet